Aston Martin V8 Vantage Ship A Car Rates
Sports car enthusiasts look out for this one. The Aston Martin V8 Vantage, a product of British manufacturer Aston Martin is an impressive ride. You may recognize the name 'Vantage,' given that Aston Martin has previously used it on its high performance variants of their existing GT models. It was most famously used in connection with the massively powerful heavyweight Virage-based super car of the 1990s. This more modern version however is extremely lean and agile in comparison to the other models in Aston's three-model lineup. Thus, its intent is to be a more accessible model that competes with cars such as the Porsche 911. The Vantage was introduced in the 2006 model year, but was showcased at the Geneva Motor Show in 2005. The two seat and two door coupe has a remarkable bonded aluminum structure for improved strength and lightness. For those looking for a practical sports car, the 172.5 inch (4.38 m) long coupe features a hatchback-style tailgate that can accommodate a large luggage to suit the travelers. This car however is anything but cheap. In fact, it sells for an impressive US$110,000 and Aston Martin is scheduled to build up to 3,000 per year ' producing a nice cash income for the company that once suffered from cash flow problems. The car features an exclusive interior with leather-upholstery for the seats, dash, steering wheel, and shift-knob. Otherwise, drivers may choose a two-tone full-leather interior as an option, not to mention, heated front seats, navigation, rear parking sensors, and xenon headlights are also available as add-ons. Overall consumers have been pleased with the performance output of the Vantage, which is evident in the 2006-readership survey that voted the Aston Martin V8 Vantage as the best current production car design. This particular survey was based on over 1000 responses, many from working auto designers as well as some from students of industrial and automotive design.